XENIA — A Zombie Apocalypse is coming to Xenia. But there is no reason to worry.
This one is fun and actually helps raise money for the various band programs at Xenia High School.
The Attack of the Marching Dead — organized by the Xenia High School Band Boosters — will take place 6-8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 14 at Doug Adams Stadium and is a game of tag and flag football all rolled into one event.
The members of the marching band and color guard make up the zombies, while those participating try their best to make it to four safe zones while keeping their three tags in place around their waist. If they make it back to the starting point with any of their tags left, they are known as “survivors.” If their tags are gone, they are known as part of the “zombie hoard.”
There will be a prize for the winning individual and winning team. The cost to participate is $5 per person if registered by Sunday, Oct. 1 and $10 per person after, including day of event. Teams of 10 or more receive a discounted rate of $3 per person when registering together as a team. A registration form can be found on the event’s Facebook page
The band boosters are looking for food trucks, a DJ, and other sponsors to help with the event. To help sponsor this event, for more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or message the group on Facebook by searching for XHSBandBoosters.
Xenia Daily Gazette news report compiled by Scott Halasz.